WHO raises avian flu case count to 97

first_imgMay 19, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has significantly increased its tally of H5N1 avian influenza cases on the basis of information from Vietnam, bringing the total to 97 cases, including 53 deaths. The agency previously listed 89 cases with 52 deaths.In announcing the numbers today, the WHO did not identify any of the added cases individually, but said Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has been asked to provide data on individual cases.The new tally implies that some confirmed cases have gone unreported by major news media. The numbers push the WHO’s count above an unofficial count maintained by CIDRAP on the basis of both WHO numbers and media reports of confirmed cases. The unofficial count stood at 92 cases with 53 deaths before the new WHO announcement.The new WHO numbers represent an overall case-fatality rate of about 55%. Until recently, the fatality rate had hovered in the 70% range.A new WHO table of H5N1 cases breaks them down into three time periods: Dec 26, 2003, to Mar 10, 2004; July 19 to Oct 8, 2004; and Dec 16, 2004, to May 13, 2005.In the latest wave of cases, Vietnam has had 17 deaths among 49 cases, according to the WHO, for a fatality rate of about 35%. Since December 2003, the country has had a total of 76 cases with 37 deaths, for a fatality rate of 49%.Thailand has had 12 deaths among 17 cases, all of them occurring in the first two time periods. Cambodia’s four cases—all fatal—have all occurred since mid-December.See also:May 19 WHO statementhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_05_19/en/index.htmllast_img read more

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Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout lead Angels to series victory over Mariners

first_imgWith two outs, Young reached on third strike that got past catcher Mike Zunino. Rivera then doubled home Young. Ian Kinsler walked. Trout followed with a three-run homer, putting the game away.Trout has been on a hot streak, even by his standard, with 11 hits in his last 19 at-bats, including six extra-base hits.“I’m getting pitches and not missing them,” Trout said. “Getting my foot down. The timing is good right now. I’m seeing pitches and putting good at-bats together.”Trout also helped Ohtani out of a potential jam with a brilliant throw in the fifth. Ben Gamel had tried to go from first to third on a single up the middle, but Trout made a strong throw to nail him. Gamel was initially called safe, but the replay showed he slid off the base. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Ohtani sliced though the Mariners lineup without much trouble. He gave up just four singles in the first six innings, before a hiccup in the seventh. He gave up Ryon Healy’s two-run homer and then a walk, ending his day.“He was fantastic,” catcher René Rivera said. “All his pitches were working, not only his splitter, but the slider was nasty. The curveball was good. He mixed everything up to get those hitters off balance. He did a great job.”Ohtani said he was even pleasantly surprised that he was so sharp, considering he hadn’t pitched since April 24. His start was pushed back because of a mild ankle sprain suffered running the bases.“It was a lot better than I expected,” he said. “It felt like a normal day’s rest.”Seattle’s Kyle Seager, who had two of the hits against Ohtani, was impressed with his first look: “I thought his stuff was real. He definitely throws hard, had the good splitter. He was throwing some slower curves and it seemed like he had his slider working really well today too.”Ohtani said his only frustration that was that he didn’t finish well, allowing the two-run homer in the seventh.“One big difference from Japan to here is everyone can hit home runs, from 1 to 9, so I just need to stay sharp,” he said.By the time the Mariners got to Ohtani, the Angels had a 6-0 lead, thanks to a pair of second-inning homers by Zack Cozart and Chris Young and a sudden rally in the sixth.Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak center_img PreviousLos Angeles Angels’ Chris Young is greeted in the dugout after he hit a solo home run during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani throws against the Seattle Mariners in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 6, 2018, at Safeco Field in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Zack Cozart heads to first base after hitting a double during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Los Angeles Angels’ Zack Cozart is greeted in the dugout after he hit a solo home run in the second inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani throws against the Seattle Mariners in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. 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Warren)Seattle Mariners’ Ben Gamel, left, slides into third base as Los Angeles Angels third baseman Zack Cozart (7) reaches for the throw in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Seattle. Gamel was ruled out after a video review of the play on the tag from Cozart after Gamel came up off the bag. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani, right, walks off the mound after he was pulled from a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani throws against the Seattle Mariners as smoke from fireworks that were launched when Mariners’ Ryon Healy hit a two-run home run hangs in the air at Safeco Field during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. 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Warren)NextShow Caption1 of 20Los Angeles Angels’ Chris Young is greeted in the dugout after he hit a solo home run during the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 6, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)ExpandSEATTLE — Fans at Safeco Field greeted Shohei Ohtani with boos when he first stepped on the field on Friday and when he stepped off for the last time on Sunday.In between, he gave them good reason to lament that he’s not wearing their team’s uniform.Ohtani took a shutout into the seventh inning of the Angels’ 8-2 victory over the Mariners on Sunday afternoon, after collecting two hits in the series opener on Friday.With the help of Mike Trout, whose three-run homer was one of nine hits in the weekend, the Angels won for the fifth time in their past six games. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros The Mariners, however, are accustomed to watching Trout do amazing things. This weekend was their first chance during the regular season to see see Ohtani.Sign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.He showed his talent with the bat and on the mound, which is why just about every team in the majors wanted Ohtani. The Mariners were considered one of the favorites before he surprised much of the baseball world by picking the Angels.“I want to pitch well against not just this team, but every other team that was pursuing me, to show them that they weren’t wrong with their scouting,” Ohtani said through his interpreter. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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